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AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
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RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
(15th May 2017, 10:00)Shell B Wrote: Holding in your stomach just makes it concave or pull it at the middle. Flexing your stomach can make muscles more prominent, but I don't doubt your images. You don't have to justify your journey to anyone.

^^^^^

This. That's why I like this thread. It's support, not judgy.

I messed up this weekend towards the end. Had too much beer and also pizza. Sigh.
Today I'll make up for it with food prepping for the week.
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#42
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
Food prepping is a huge help. I've been prepping my snacks. It helps me control my intake of things like trail mix.
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#43
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
I haven't been too active on this thread... this is when the results don't come so quickly...
On some days, I do manage to go to work and back, most of the way using the bike's highest gear.... it is a grind in places, but totally doable.
Today, I felt the wind on my face and made it through anyway... so I suppose that's progress! Smile
Most days I come across people that are coming the opposite way or slow-pokes heading where I'm heading which, given the narrowness of the path in some places, force me to slow down, gear down and once that's done, it's not so easy to pick up the pace again.
But on those days when I have it all to myself, it's been 8th (max) gear all the way!

I've found three tricks to get some more juice for little or no extra effort:
- Lean to the side of the leg that's pushing down - extra upper body workout! If it wasn't for this, i couldn't go uphill in 8th gear. Just couldn't.
- Use your feet wisely. The front of the foot goes on the pedal, not the middle of the foot, not the toes. Also, you can use your ankle, so your foot follows more of the circle of the pedal's motion. This second thing requires quite a bit of concentration for me, so I mostly ignore it.
- Breathe.... keep breathing with a good rhythm. It doesn't have to be synchronized with the pedaling, but try to not break the rhythm. This also takes some concentration, so it also gets lost sometimes.... it's mostly useful when going uphill... but, once there and on flat terrain, it's also required!



So, how's Tibs one mile daily jog coming along?
When I run, I tend to forget breathing... and it's oh so important not to forget that.
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#44
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
Well my new regimen of one banana/chocolate scone per week is working. Had one last Friday and then not again until this Friday. I think I can afford this.
(16th February 2017, 18:16)TheOther JoeFish Wrote: So what you're saying is that I can harass all of the members I want for the next 168 hours, as long as I do so in my signature?
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#45
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
Honestly? Tibs gave up weeks ago, but not intentionally. He's planning a trip to his homeland for a few weeks. Getting caught up here, keeping up with work and finding a day that it isn't pissing rain or 100 degrees out is tough. I'm hoping he'll find his groove again when he gets back, but I'm not going to hold him to it until he's finished being a best man. That's enough to deal with at once.

As for me, I'm still yo-yoing. I'm trying to find what works for me. The mental shaming clearly isn't it, but I can't help myself.
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RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
Using words like "I can" or "I will" can make a huge difference. If you know there is a holiday or celebration coming up it pays to train extra harder the week before, after, and during if possible. Sometimes it helps to be angry at yourself if it makes you more determined. 

This week the weather has nice and hot. Perfect time to increase the intensity.
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#47
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
Yeah, I can and I will are definitely better, than "you didn't, you fat cow." lol
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RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
lol ^^ yep. I try to avoid words like "i'll try," "i'll see if i can," "maybe," etc. (i know i just used one of them  Tongue) Even words like "i'll try my best" sounds uncertain and defeated. "I'll do my best" sounds a little better. So i went from "i will" to "i am and will continue." 

Pic 3. No after workout shots, that's cheating lol. No need to post anymore pics afterwards. I will continue to progress and train, just wanted to show my progress along the way. Threads like these can give you that extra boost of motivation. Thanks again for creating this.  Smile

Started April 4th with the pic i posted prior. May 27th: 


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#49
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
I'm so happy you're still working hard.

I've made a commitment to put healthier options in this house all the time. Even if we get snack food, I'm aiming for trail mixes, apple slices, etc. If I do splurge on something like chips, it's veggie chips or baked chips.
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#50
RE: AF Biggest Loser/Fitness Challenge-May 3 to Whenever We're Not Fat Anymore
What are veggie chips?
Aren't all chips veggie?
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